I love books (in case you didn’t figure that out from my 2012 reading list). I have to work really hard to not spend everything I make on books. The man of my prayers jokes that some women have a shoe shopping problem, his wife has a book buying problem.
Nevertheless, I’m still partial to the books that I can hold in my hand, thumb the pages so they turn really fast, and breathe the smell of them. You know what I’m sayin’?
I particularly love used books. I snagged a copy of Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon from our local used bookstore a few years ago. When I got home, I smelled the pages, and I was so excited because it smelled like cigars. I immediately imagined an old man with graying hair, dark, firm skin, and chocolate brown eyes reading this book with his wife knitting beside him. The smell of cigar permeating the air with a fire crackling in the background. Oh, and leather couches with pillows that have tassels on them. I thought of those too.
Imaginations are a wonderful thing.
Lately, I’ve really been into eBooks. *GASP* I even bought a few books for my Kindle (that’s on my iPhone). *GASP* Oh, the things you say you’ll never do…
Here are my top 6 favorite eBooks that I think you should read.
(Remember, you do not have to have a Kindle or Nook to read these books. You can view more information on how to read eBooks here.)
1. Maximize Your Mornings by Kat @ Inspired to Action – This book is incredible. About six months ago, I resolved to rise at 5:30 am every morning. I haven’t done this perfectly, and honestly, I need to re-visit this book for a refresher course. However, Maximize Your Mornings helped me make my goal a reality. I have a clearly defined mission, morning routine, and a plan because I followed Kat’s steps. It’s FREE so check it out.
2. Mission Statements for Moms by Kat @ Inspired to Action – Another great tool! Having a mission statement has revolutionized … well, my life. You can read my mission statement here. This eBook is FREE as well.
3. Tell Your Time: How to Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free by Amy Lynn Andrews- This book is a short, quick read. It took me all of 30 minutes (while baby boy napped) to devour it in its entirety. But what Amy taught me has had a long, lasting impact on how I order my days. Good bye guilt. Hello freedom! It’s only $2.99, and worth every penny.
4. One Bite at a Time by Tsh – This eBook includes 52 projects for making life simpler. Tsh inspires me. She was one of the first blogs I followed when I learned what a blog was. It’s just $5. You can purchase the PDF here or the Kindle version here.
5. 31 Days to Build a Better Spouse by Ashley Pichea- Mark and I are doing the 31 Days to Pray for Your Spouse Challenge. It has been wonderful cultivating the habit of praying for each other together. It’s just $4.99. You can purchase the PDF here or the Kindle version here.
6. 20 Minute Meals: Giving Weary Chefs Grace While Keeping Families Healthy by Leigh Ann Dutton – Yes, this is my eBook! This project stemmed from an incredible need for my family, and it has continued to be a valuable resource in my kitchen. If you’re looking to get simple, real food on your table in just 20 minutes, then this eBook is for you. It’s just $4.99.
I consider these my must have eBooks! What are yours?
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